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President Trump gives his farewell address, the media go full, Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally over Joe Biden and President Biden's early picks don't inspire a lot of confidence. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is The Ben Shapiro Show. The Ben Shapiro Show is sponsored by Express VPN, your data is your business protected and express VPN dot com slash Benwell, the taxman is coming for you and that means that you need to save money. In fact, maybe that was one of your New Year's resolutions was to save money in the next year.


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And and Joe Biden is slated to take office around noon Eastern Time. He'll be sworn in slightly before then. That is when he is going to be giving his inauguration address. And we'll be covering that a little bit later on when he actually gives it. But first, President Trump has to leave. President Trump gave a farewell address last night. And honestly, listening to the farewell address, it makes you sad for a couple of reasons. One, what we're about to get from the Biden administration is not going to be conducive to American liberty.


For all the talk about the wonders of of Joe Biden, which we'll get to you in just a second and how he's going to bring the country together. The reality is the next four years are going to be a time in which many of your core liberties are encroached upon. Religious liberty will be encroached upon, freedom of speech will be encroached upon, freedom of association will be encroached upon all in the name of healing and unity.


That is what we can expect over the next four years. I hope that that is not so. As with every president, every week in shul, in my synagogue, we pray for the government of the United States, including the president of the United States will continue to do that for Joe Biden, obviously, because you pray for the person who is who is holding the office. I just pray that Joe Biden doesn't do what his base wants him to do, which is to encroach upon those core liberties that Americans hold dear.


So seeing Trump leave office and in some ways he was a bulwark against a lot of those encroachments. That said, it's also sad to hear Trump's farewell address in the sense that you hear what could have been had he stayed on message. And this is something that so many of us said for years at a time, which was Trump is giving us all this good policy, ready to convince the judges that we want. He's giving us the foreign policy that we want.


He's giving us a booming economy. Why can't he just stay out of his own way? Why doesn't he just stay on the teleprompter? So last night he gives his farewell address in his farewell address, is replete with a bunch of statements that, frankly, are great. He says a lot of things here that I wish he had just said for four years. And by the way, if he had said that for four years long, then he wouldn't be leaving the White House with this with this sort of aura of depression.


If he had, he rather wouldn't be leaving the White House at all if he had stopped with the extraneous nonsense that he was doing throughout his administration and had just stuck to the fact that his administration accomplished some pretty fantastic, fantastic things. Here is Trump in his farewell address leading off. As I conclude my term as the 44th president of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do and so much more.


This week we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes and we also want them to have luck.


A very important word.


OK, so he still does not mention Joe Biden's name there, but obviously he is talking about the incoming Biden administration. He then continues and talks about American unity. Again, this is the message that I wish he had been pressing forward for his entire time in office. Yes, he was taking unbelievable slings and arrows like no president in the modern history of the United States. I mean, it was way worse than what George W. Bush had to take.


Yes, it is true that he was taking incoming fire from people inside the executive branch through the Russia investigation and the perversion of that investigation. All of that is true. It is also true that if he had presented an optimistic face to the American public during what was a boom time in America before Colvert, it would have served him quite well. Here is Trump talking about American unity. We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful and peace loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good.


We are a truly magnificent nation president from continued along these lines.


He talked about how Americans were horrified by the assault on the Capitol building. And again, this is true. I understand that for a lot of the media, for a lot of Democrats, the idea here is that Republicans were totally fine with the assault on the Capitol building. That is not true. The attempt to lump everybody in with the Capitol rioters is being used as the pretext in order to encroach on American liberties. Here was Trump talking about the the horrible events of January 6th.


All Americans were horrified by the assault on our capital, political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans, it can never be tolerated. Now, more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor and forge our common destiny. He he again talked then about his his movement, he talked about the movement that he had led and honest to God, if you just stayed on this message, it's the reason I'm frustrated here is because, again, we're going to talk in a second about what's about to hit the United States in the form of the Biden administration.


And a lot of people are saying, I'll return to normalcy, return to normal. In some ways it will be a return to normalcy. Right. You're not going to get the extraordinary bloviation. You're not going to get the crazy tweets. You're not going to get the daily news cycle that revolves around something weird that went through Trump's head, then got spilled out on Twitter. That's not what you're going to get. All you're going to get, in my opinion, and this is my prediction, is consistently bad policy to violate your rights.


And that's what you're going to get. So if that's the old normal, you're your normal one. That great. I remember the Obama years and I remember the gaslighting the media put us through. I remember the establishment media defending everything Obama did even as he encroached on their own liberties. Obama jailed journalists. Obama was engaging in foreign wars without congressional supervision, and the media treat it like it was nothing. The media treated it like the only scandal of the Obama administration was that he once wore tan suit.


So we can go right back to that. We're just going get the steady encroachment on American liberty. We're not going to get at least the circus right. The circus won't be in town as much. But, you know, instead we'll get actual policy that violates your rights. We'll get actual bad stuff happening in the United States, much worse than anything that Trump did in terms of policy. There is Trump talking about his movement together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land.


We built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda is not about right or left. It wasn't about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation.


And that means the whole nation.


OK, and and then he spelled out a series of his accomplishments. And by the way, they are real accomplishments. He talked about the income rising throughout the nation in unprecedented ways in the early years of the administration, the stock market boom. He talked about how when the nation was hit with a pandemic operation, warp speed helped contribute to the development of vaccine inside of months, not years, months, nine months. And he talked about border policy, including agreement with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to keep people in those countries as they applied for asylum.


As well as building a wall, he talked about America's foreign policy and restoring a certain level of foreign policy leadership that is completely lacking. I mean, it was Barack Obama who suggested that America had to lead from behind, which is a contradiction in terms. You may have noticed Trump didn't do that. Trump may have gone his own way on foreign policy, but all too often going his own way meant actual good foreign policy. And he talked about his his policy in the Middle East, which led to historic peace agreement that never would have been possible under a Democratic administration, because the Democrats believe that the only way to solve the question of peace in the Middle East is to force our only ally in the region, Israel, into concessions to terrorists.


Trump overturned that agenda and instead he said, you know what, Israel's not going anywhere or recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli sovereign territory. And they're not going anywhere. So you may as well make peace with them if you want to fend off the Iranian threat. And it worked and worked in extraordinary ways at the Abraham accords are a major accomplishment, a major diplomatic accomplishment that if they had occurred under any other president would would have undoubtedly won that president a Nobel Peace Prize.


But most of all, most of all, what Trump should have stood for, what was the message that he was putting out in some of his major addresses, whether it was his address in Poland with regard to Western civilization or his address at Mount Rushmore with regard to American values, the notion that America ought to be proud of its founding principles. When that leaves, OK, when that leaves the White House, that is going to be a tragedy for the country, not Trump leaving the White House personally.


Trump is just a person. But what replaces Trump? The incoming Biden administration has already pledged itself to the vision of the 16 19 project, which is that America is a is a horrible place filled with brutality and racism, and that the only way that can be fixed is the complete reimagining of the relationship between individuals and government.


So this is why if you are a conservative, you think of this as a blown opportunity. You think of all the great things that happened here in terms of policy, and then you think of this is a massive blown opportunity. And the tragedy of a blown opportunity is sometimes greater than the than the tragedy of inevitable fate. This was not inevitable. There was nothing here that was inevitable. It was not inevitable that Donald Trump was going to lose to a geriatric DOTD.


That was not that was not anything OK to Trump. Trump's loss is going to have some pretty significant repercussions for the rest of the country. And by the way, losing those two Senate seats in Georgia, which he contributed to, is also going to have some pretty serious repercussions for the United States. When you watch him talk, as he did in his farewell address, you think, why couldn't we have had that for four years? Why couldn't we have had that?


Because if he had done that for four years, then he would have done it for eight. We can get to more of what Trump had to say in his farewell address in just one second. Then we'll get to the mainstream media, just orgasming all over themselves. I mean, it really is quite disgusting. We'll get to that in just one moment first. I've been talking about Express VPN on my show for months. Why haven't you got in a VPN?


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There's an express VPN dotcom again right now. OK, so President Trump, the message that he puts out in his farewell address is the one that is going to be lost amid a Democratic backlash to traditional American values, which they've been pushing during the Obama years. They continue to push it hard today. The basic idea of the Democratic Party and the media is that America is an awful place, founded on awful values. Yesterday, the White House had put out the 1776 report.


I talked about it briefly on the show. In the 1776 report was meant as a rebuttal to the 16 19 project. CNN reported not in an opinion piece reported that it was racist. They said that the 1776 report, which basically just said the declaration is good, the Constitution is good and identity politics is bad, was actually racist. So that is what is in coming here. Hey, Trump at his farewell address expresses the beliefs of, I think, the vast majority of the American public when he says, no, America is a wonderful place.


Here is Trump talking about our values as no nation can thrive if you lose faith in your own values. No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality. What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history. We must never lose this conviction.


We must never forsake our belief in America.


OK, but unfortunately, many people have lost their belief in America. By the way, some of that applies on the right as well as the left. And if you stormed the Capitol building because you believe that America is so much on the brink that there is no future for the country unless you overthrow the democratic process, you've lost your faith in America. OK, so if you want to believe in America, then you actually have to believe in its founding values.


And that includes respect for its institutions, as well as a belief in the founding values of liberty that are encoded in the Declaration of Independence in the Constitution of the United States. And then Trump continued along these lines he talked about in a shared national identity, which, of course, is completely contrary to the Democratic agenda, which is to divide everybody up by race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and then to treat them as separate members of groups and then to redistribute the benefits of American society by group.


Here is Trump cutting against that. The key to national greatness lies in sustaining and instilling our shared national identity. That means focusing on what we have in common. The heritage that we all share at the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech and open debate. Only if we forget who we are and how we got here could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It's not even thinkable.


Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions.


OK, now that is the next frontier of the battle. It is very obvious that the left the Democratic Party, they are insistent that the first men be curbed. This is the message from the media in the aftermath of the capital riot is that your First Amendment rights have to be stopped. Social media has to be used as a private entity and abused as a private entity in order to stop you from exercising your First Amendment rights. In fact, you may have to rethink the very concept of free speech in the United States, said CNN yesterday.


He said Trump is not wrong about all of this. The fact that that the fomenting of untruths about the election helped to create the climate for the capital riots is going to have unforeseen effects that are just grave for the future of American liberty for sure. And so Trump concludes on a very dissonant note, because it is indeed for conservatives a very pessimistic time. If you are if you're a conservative, it is hard not to be disheartened today, not because Trump particularly is leaving the White House, although obviously, if you see him as a bulwark against the encroachments of left, that's a problem, but mainly because they look to the future and they see Democratic wins on the horizon.


They see the renewal of the democratic cultural tsunami against them. That happened during the Obama years except redoubled in strength and power. They see all the institutions of the United States run by members of the hardcore left or pliable corporate executives were willing to do their bidding. That is what they see. So when Trump says when he concludes that he leaves joyful and optimistic, a lot of conservatives are shaking their heads today going, I'm not I'm not sure why I should be joyful and optimistic.


I'm not seeing exactly what the future holds. That is good here. OK, and you know what? Hold that feeling. If you're a conservative, hold that feeling and understand that feeling. It is not unjustified, but that is why the battle, the ideological battle, the philosophical battle is not over. It really is just beginning because the very notion that one man in the White House or even a party in Congress is going to hold back the cultural tide when conservatives have abandoned that or that if you just vote a guy into power, that he's going to protect all of your interests.


It's an anti-American idea, OK? And it's spread throughout all sides of the American political debate. Is this idea that if my man is in the White House and everything is fine in America is protected, you know, you don't protect your rights, you don't protect your rights, you, your family, your local community, the thing that protects all of America is the social fabric that we build between each other and an insistence by not only our own rights, but the rights of others.


So other institutions are going to have to be built in the social sphere because we are looking down the barrel of social authoritarianism. Not just coming from the Biden administration, but from all, again, of their institutional allies and everyone from the university to the media to Hollywood to social media, like all aspects of the American culture, all those guns have now been trained on conservatives and we can see it coming. So when Trump says that he's joyful and optimistic, it sure sounds dissonant, it sounds, doesn't it?


It sounds like it sounds like a seventh and an octave is is, you know, in music, an octave is non dissonant. The seventh is that is that weird feeling that you get when somebody is playing an A and and and an almost an octave up, they are playing a note that is one below the octave. Right. It sounds terrible. There's actually called the Devil in music music theory lesson there for you. But it sounds dissonant. It doesn't sound correct.


So here is Trump talking about Joy as he leaves the Oval Office and all conservatives across the land shaking their heads. I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart and optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come. Thank you and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.


Well, on his way out the door, President Trump issued a bunch of pardons. Some of them are just unjustifiable. I mean, frankly, unjustifiable. He pardoned Steve Bannon in the final hours of his presidency. OK, whatever you think of Steve Bannon and frankly, I think that Steve Bannon is wet bag of garbage lit a flame years ago. He is one of the worst people I personally know. Steve Bannon, the man was being tried for scamming Trump supporters.


That's what he was being tried for. He was being tried for setting up a private funding, private funding effort to, quote, unquote, build the wall. And then he allegedly was taking that money and lining his own pockets and that of his cronies. Again, Trump pardoned him on the way out the door. That's that's an ugly, ugly thing to do. OK, well, the big story is not what Trump does as he leaves. The big story is what comes next, because how are we going to fight back against all of this?


Well, the first thing, obviously, that we have to fight is the overwhelming power of the media to Trump for four long years as battling with the media. And it was the the area of his administration that was the most unlike other administrations. It was also the area a lot of conservatives resonated most, too, because it's perfectly obvious the media are just a propaganda arm for the Democratic Party and they are back in business, baby, for them.


I mean, you can see them. They're treating each other as though they are graduating high school. They're treating each other. They're signing each other's yearbooks. Think, Oh, my God, we made it, guys. It was so hard. Just the obnoxious 17 year old who's so hard. We had to take we had to take, like, precalculus together. Man, remember that time when we had to when we had to do a test.


That's how the media are treating each other, except they're patting their themselves on the back for their actual heroism under fire. And then they're like, OK, well, I guess we can go back to sleep. It's exciting stuff. I mean, really exciting stuff. The establishment media massage parlor and journalism outlet is back in session. So Jim Acosta, who is not a reporter, he's an activist who made a name off the fact that he yelled at Trump a lot in the White House press room.


He tweeted out just a couple of guys covering the White House on the last full day of the Trump administration. Think we'll finally have time for that drink now. Peter Alexander guys were graduating high school. Hope you had a good one. I mean, that really is what this is and then like Circles is picture 10 times, he writes like a little a little pink heart above his picture. So I love you. I'll see you later. And then you never talk to him again.


Right. That's that is the that is the Jim Acosta journalism thing that we have become accustomed to. And the amount of just sycophantic worship that is now in play for Biden, it's astonishing. OK, so I sort of get it with Obama. I do think Obama was the first black president of the United States. It was a historic moment. There was this idea that we were all going to move beyond the greatest conflict in American history, the racial conflict that has riven American history.


We are going to finally come together as one because we had the first black president and the media were just like, you know, we're not doing journalism for the next eight years, guys, let's party and go on vacation. We are just going to ignore everything that is happening because this guy is so historic, OK? This time, the person that they have decided to worship fully praise the person for whom they are. Jeffrey Toobin is a 78 year old, senile, old corrupt politician from Delaware.


That is the person for whom they are doing this right. So we can dispense with the myth that the media were only doing it for Obama. They will do it for any Democrat. Any Democrat who takes office and is powerful, is now considered worthy. Of the of the same treatment the New England Patriots owner received at the Flower Garden, a massage parlor from the media. The media, honest to God, they're such whores, I mean, it's just it's unbelievable.


So I'm going I'm going to show you the hawkishness of the media, because, again, here's the thing. If you are on the left and you're really happy today, totally understandable, you're on the left. If you proclaim that you are an objective journalist, that you are just a massage parlor and in fact, you are performing prostitution out of the back, a little bit different.


Hey, I'm conservative, that means that I get to be upset when a Democrat takes office and I will be happy if a Republican takes office and I try to be above simple Republican, Democrat and actually go to conservative principles. Right. I'm pretty obvious about what I do and pretty obvious about who I am. But seeing Jim Acosta treating this thing like, well, guys, we finally did it. Yeah, I know you finally did it. Glad to see that you finally accomplished what you had thought all along, which was to make sure that a Democrat gets elected in the next election.


Right. That is OK. So I'm going to show you the media shift because the media flipped boom and they went from the country is aflame.


All will die.


Hold fire. I'm here for you. I'm like putting a Holocaust cloak from Princess Bride getting rolled for, like, Andre the Giant, warning everybody that we're all going to die. Right. And then they flip on a dime and suddenly it's my little ponies. Suddenly is Rainbow Sparkle. Yes, my daughter watches my little ponies. And it's and it's it's Applejack running through the meadows that the flip in time is astonishing and it is perfectly clarifying as far as who these people are.


And the answer is they are just activists. They are just activists. And here's the thing. If you want to be an activist, be an activist. If you want to be a journalist and pretend to be objective, don't be a whore and get to this in just one second. First, let us talk about defending your rights and defending yourself and your family. When the founders wrote the Constitution, the first thing they did was make sacred the rights of the individual to share their ideas without limitation by their government.


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It is these are pretty amazing. OK, here we go. You ready? This one gonna love this one. All the times Joe Biden's love for ice cream melted our hearts. How about this one from CNN Politics, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris drop a playlist for your inauguration watch party. Wow. And then there was that Vogue cover, remember, that is in vogue cover of Kamala Harris and there was an entire debate in the media over whether it was too disrespectful of Kamala Harris, because I remember those sorts of debates over Donald Trump were the were the covers of Donald Trump as like a pin cushion or those respectful.


But we got Kamala Harris in this kind of weird pose, standing in front of a pink curtain wearing her converse. And this is considered disrespectful, even though it literally says on the cover of Vogue by the people for the people, the United States of fashion, Madam Vice President Kamala Harris and the New America journalism ring up the wazoo. Then we had, of course, Jane Pauley, remember sitting down with Kamala Harris and and looking all weird because she had to mirror the awkward pathological laughter that Camille Harris spews from her face every time she she said something weird in The Washington Post headline today.


Most people know her as Jill Biden, but to some she is Dr. B, the compassionate and challenging educator who went the extra mile.


Incredible, by the way, Stephen Colbert last night cut an entire music video about how Melania Trump is the worst person in the world. She didn't do anything. She was just there for four years. But she's the Michelle Obama, the greatest, Hillary Clinton the greatest. Melania just horrifying. Horrifying. Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post won't get ready for reality. Grounded White House press briefings. Yes. Yes. I remember all those reality grounded White House press briefings where Jay Carney and Jen Psaki just lied consistently to you and Robert Gibbs.


They just lied over and over and over to you. But you guys didn't care because you were too busy performing. Unspeakable acts upon the administration. Also, this is one of my favorites, Lauren Wolfe is an editor at The New York Times. She deleted this tweet. She tweeted this tweet because it was even too awkward for her. She tweeted out a picture of President elect Biden arriving at Joint Base Andrews and then above it, she wrote Biden landing at Joint Base Andrews.


Now I have chills.


Oh, wow. I'll have what she's having. Exciting stuff. The Washington Post in fashion, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris display their common ground. Amazing. If a journalist in Shiman CapEx, let the healing begin, we have needed this needed a senile old man running the government and encroaching upon our fundamental right, we needed it.


It just solid stuff. James Hohmann, another journalist. He's the healer in chief, the healer in chief, that's his job, don't you understand? He's like a shamanistic healer who can heal them. He lays on hands and America is healed.


The very moment that Joe Biden takes office, all of our all of our wounds are bound. All of the negativity and toxicity of our politics is ended.


Also, we're going to need some air, First Amendment, just a little bit of it. Just the part where you say you don't agree. Didn't need that part. Over at Politico, Biden is about to give the most important inaugural speech since Lincoln. Is he, though, since Lincoln? Well, I hope that he can stumble. I hope and stumble his way through it without Trump.


Show you the pressure. That'll be that'll be exciting. The flip in time is pretty amazing. David Talian over at CNN, I think this may be the best clip. So this is CNN last night, and the guy can't control himself. He just cannot control himself. So they show this on screen. Some video from the National Mall, OK? And it shows the from the Washington Mall. And it shows the the they've planted several hundred thousand flags out there to signify the deaths from covid because obviously they can't have lots of people on the on the mall right now for both safety reasons and also because we are in the middle of a pandemic still and they're shining these bright lights up into the sky.


And it's very dramatic, right? It's very dramatic footage. And David Shalin cannot help himself. He can't help himself. He goes to work and here he is working both himself and the Biden administration.


Those lights that are that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial along the reflecting pool I look at, it's like almost extensions of Joe Biden's arms embracing America was a moment where the new president came to town and sort of convened the country in this moment of remembrance about stretching his arms.


And contrast that with that video you just saw of a disgraced president on his way out at his lowest point in his presidency.


Wow. I mean, it's like he's like giving us a big hug and then awkwardly stroking our hair and sniffing us. It's just like that, like it's just lights shooting out. And it was only thing shooting out in this particular clip. Amazing, amazing stuff, David. Like arms embraces. I don't want the government embracing me, OK? The government should stay far away from me. So last night I had some dinner with some folks and a friend was talking about how he really likes the pomp and circumstance of inaugurations, no matter who's being inaugurated.


And I said, I agree that the exiting president should go to the inauguration. OK, Trump should go to Biden's inauguration. Obama did it for Trump. Didn't matter. They hated each other. Right. That is a thing that should happen because it does signify the peaceful transfer of power. It is wrong for Trump not to do that. However, I generally hate pomp and circumstance with regard to the presidency. Despite it, I despise it because it is monarchic and it is ridiculous.


I hate it. With regard to the State of the Union, I've been perfectly consistent on this for years and years and years. I think that the president is basically a plumber. I think they should schliemann in the back of a car and then he should go do some plumbing.


I don't think he's an important person. I don't think that the presidency of the United States should be treated as though he is an emperor, a God emperor on earth, embracing us with his arms.


That sort of idolatrous crap is bad for the country, but the media love it. They are into it. And again, they can't help themselves today. They honestly. Well, I think what's most galling to conservatives is not even Biden taking office. It's the fact that we are now guaranteed four years of gaslighting where the objective journalists decide that journalism consists mostly of performing favors of an unspeakable type on the Biden administration and and then declaring themselves objective in all of their facets.


And after four years of reporting, every sniff of a rumor, unsourced or sourced inside the Trump administration, we'll go back to the good old days of talking about how wonderful Barack Obama's fashion sense is and how he could have played in the NBA or something. It will be really, really exciting stuff. Are we going to get to more of the media's worship of and then we'll get to what exactly Biden is planning, because it's not good for the country guys.


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So now we're going get the God like worship of Joe Biden, again, a senile DOTD who can barely hold it together, they're going to treat him the exact same way they treated Obama, which explains that it really was never about Obama, was just about the media and are all Democratic voters, almost universally Democratic voters who not only hate Trump but hate Republicans more generally. The Washington Post editorial board, Democracy dies in darkness and literally their words and their first words in their editorial today is, well, we made it.


I mean, you made it. Was there any threat to shut down The Washington Post? You made it. Oh, my God. Just by the skin of our teeth. We made it. Some 1461 days after Donald Trump took office as president, he must leave it, having been defeated for re-election last November 3rd by Joseph R. Biden, who will be sworn in as the 42nd president at noon on Wednesday. And this is a momentous occasion. Oh, my.


OK, so that is the Washington Post journalism thing all over the place. Oh, also it was very important.


We now have a report from The New York Times, this breaking news. Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep. Here's the breaking news. The breaking news is that Joe and Jill Biden have morning negotiations over who rides the peloton bike first. Wholly unreal. Oh, they've broken the story. Amazing how is that possible, according to Sheryl Gay Stolberg reporting for The New York Times. Biden has a peloton bike that raises issues at the White House.


It doesn't exactly comport with his regular Joe from Scranton persona. But beyond the politics of it, the bike could present cybersecurity risks. Wow. Wow. And again, he and Jill Biden, they have to negotiate. This just shows he's a real diplomat, right? Ready. Has to negotiate with his wife over the peloton. By the way, if Trump ever bought Melania Palestine, it would be what a sexist is for buying his wife a peloton.


Right. That's the way that works. Also, if that was not enough for you, the style section of The Washington Post has a fascinating article on Doug Imhoff, Kamala Harris husband. Wow. Can't wait to hear about Doug Imhoff I hadn't heard of until five seconds ago, a truly important figure in American politics. He's never been elected to anything and happens to be married to Kamala Harris. I remember when we had all of those those absolutely sycophantic pieces about Mike Pence, his wife.


Remember that? Yeah. No, you don't. Oh, yeah, that's right. Because they didn't exist. So all of this is very, very exciting stuff. Eddie Glaude from MSNBC puts the final cap on this. He compares Joe Biden to God. I mean, he literally paraphrases the Psalms from the Bible to describe Joseph R. Biden, a corrupt old politician who has been in politics since he was twenty nine years old at the federal level. Here is Eddie Glaude, literally comparing Joe Biden of all human beings to God.


Just listening to the words and the song and singing the lights. President elect Joe Biden and Vice President Harris pulled the grief and regret out of the privacy of our hearts, if just for a moment, so that we all could share it. Oh, what a first step. What a beautiful step. So I'm going to you know, I'm reminded of the Sounness. You know, he heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.


My God. OK, so four years in this guy's four years, this is why you should come subscribe a daily wire, because at least we are going to cover that, like there will be things happening and we will cover them at Daily Wire. But you can guarantee that in the mainstream establishment media basically is just going to be why Republicans keep pouncing. Why do they keep counting pounds, pounds, pounds?


Every time Biden does something truly crappy, it'll be, wow, look at those Republicans pouncing and spoiling all the unity.


There was unity, guys, and the unity meant, shut the hell up. Speaking of which, I mean, they're pretty clear about this, so Eddie, glad he wasn't buying up the nation's wounds, right? That same guy who's a second ago talking about binding the nation's wounds and healing the rift, and then he's like, you know what, they're four hundred thousand dead people because of the Trump supporters.


I think he actually said on MSNBC the same day yesterday, yes, I trust our members of the media to to truly take seriously the concerns of all Americans. They just want to bind up our wounds by calling you a person responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. Here's how he allowed. It's easy for us to place all of the blame on Donald Trump. He makes it easy for us. You know, he does, but there were seventy five seventy four plus million people.


Who voted for him? Selfishness, greed, you know, they run rampant across the land.


That sounds like some some real wound binding right there, right there. That said, so that's probably dishonest. Was talking about this. Is that like binding up the nation's wounds by calling all the people who disagree with you selfish and greedy and responsible? In order to understand anything, you have to see the picture, which is a picture of all of these flags on them, all that are supposed to represent the four hundred thousand covid deaths. So you're responsible for that if you voted for Trump.


Exciting, exciting stuff. Also, it'll be wonderful to hear the history of this period written by political grifters like Steve Schmidt and the guy who used to be part of the McCain campaign and then decided that he'd be part of the Lincoln Project. He's going to write the history, he says on MSNBC.


The winners write history and they're the losers. The shame of the people around Trump who have participated in the shaping of the great American catastrophe over the last four years will be held to account, will be held to account by the judgment of history, by the judge in judgment of decent Americans. They'll be held to account by corporate America as they look for jobs by corporate America. As they seek donations, they will not write their history. We will write their history and their shame will last forever.


Their shame will last for says Steve Schmidt. By the way, just a quick note. One of the co-founders of the Lincoln Project just dropped out because it turns out that he was a Demming young men for sexual purposes. So, yeah, they're shameless. But Arsham is going to last forever. Everybody, everybody who supported any elements of the Trump agenda, the shame will last forever. OK, so this brings us to what they will be covering for isn't exciting.


So what exactly will they be covering for their entire establishment media who have decided that the age of light has reached us? What will they be covering for a bunch of truly, unbelievably bad policy? That is what they will be covering for.


And it begins today. Are you excited? Here we go. Because, you know, they got rid of the bad orange man who's really bad in orange. And also, even if he is really bad and authoritarian in his sort of intent, we got rid of all of the conservative policy. So now we can finally untrammeled move forward toward a more racially polarized and more WOAK society that dispenses with these little things like your rights. Right.


We can move toward that at full speed ahead. It is so exciting. It is so exciting. According to Felix Salmon over at Axios, led by incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the economic policy team has signaled it will be the first administration ever to construct economic policy around issues like race, gender equality and climate change, rather than traditional indicators like gross domestic product or deficit ratios. Amazing. I'm so excited about this guy's the Treasury Department. The economy of the United States will not be constructed around what provides the most prosperity to most people.


Instead, it will be it will be designed around notions that America is systemically racist and unjust and we can just redistribute and regulate the economy so as to achieve equal outcome without any worry about what the inputs to the economy are. Isn't that super exciting? We can divide each other by race and then by sex and sexual orientation and everything, and then it can reorient the entire economic policy of the United States in order to meet re-examines quotas. With regard to each one of those groups, all we have to do is violate some of your economic and free association and liberty rights.


It's only a little thing. That's all we have to do. And the media's therefore a man.


They are so excited about all of this super exciting stuff. That is according to Axios today. Also, Biden has now announced the seventeen executive actions he's going to sign this afternoon in the Oval Office. Yeah.


So what are some of these magical, magical things that he is going to be doing? So No. One, he's going to there's literally no one. He's going to stop the border wall construction. OK, first of all, that was like your top, like, that's purely symbolic, of course, because the reality is having a border wall kind of good thing, but he's like, you stop that. Right now, we spend trillions of dollars on redistributive purposes.


We can't be spending some money on like a wall to stop people from coming across the border illegally. Stop that right now. Now, if that had not been Trump's top priority, would he be doing that? Of course not. He's going to, quote, end the Muslim travel ban. There is no Muslim travel ban. It does not exist. There's a travel ban against a variety of countries, which includes some Muslim countries and some non-Muslim countries.


OK, he's going to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. Whoo hoo hoo! Wow. So that Paris climate agreement, which achieves nothing, zero things, doesn't achieve it, is a completely symbolic act that is designed in order to cajole political opponents into silence. That is what the Paris climate accord does. The vast majority of countries that have signed on to the Paris Climate Accords are not even attempting to meet their quotas. The United States has no plan in order to achieve what Joe Biden wanted to achieve.


And even if the United States were to meet its quotas under the Paris climate accords, it would not lower the global temperature temperature over the course of the next century. More than a minute degree. These are all well-established realities, but we're joining the Paris Climate Accords. Good stuff, guys. Also, we're going to end the Keystone XL pipeline and revoke oil and gas development and national wildlife monuments. So that's good news. We're going to make ourselves more dependent on foreign oil again.


So that's that's excellent. Also, we're going to count you noncitizens in the US Census. So one of the things that Trump had pushed was we're not going to count illegal immigrants in the US Census because we use the U.S. Census for apportionment purposes and we should not apportion congressional seats based on how many people who literally should not be in the country are in particular areas. And I like no, you know what? I know all those people live and they tend to live in blue areas and we need more congressional seats, appointed a portion for those particular areas or rejoining the WHL.


That's exciting. So we left the WHL because the is a crap sandwich of an organization that basically is a propaganda outlet for the Chinese. But we're rejoining it because Trump left it. That's literally the only reason to rejoin it. Also, he's starting the one hundred days masking challenge. Do we get, like, those physical fitness badges? Like, I remember when I was in elementary school, and if you basically didn't keel over in fourth grade, then they gave you like a presidential physical fitness award.


It was super exciting and went directly in the garbage because it meant nothing. So we're going to have the 100 day masking challenge because you know what? People aren't asking, except for, you know, the 80 plus percentage of people who say they're asking in the United States. So, yeah, that'll be good. He's going to push pause on student loan payments until September 30th, he's going to defend the Dreamers program for undocumented young Americans. He's going to continue to do the unconstitutional thing of just declining to prosecute people as he ought under the law.


He's going to change.


It trumps arrest priorities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He is going to restructure the federal government coordination to the covid-19 a pandemic, but just explain how. And here we go. This is the best part. You ready actions to advance racial equity through the federal government. So welcome back to Critical Race Theory Gang. Remember, Trump said no critical race theory in the federal government were not going to do any of those things. And by things like not putting all that back in.


So you get to learn about how whiteness dominates America's systems of power and how you are responsible. You are a white person and doesn't matter if you're a black person who agreed in any element with Trump, this means that you are also white. You're a multi racial white person. Very exciting stuff. He's going to revoke Trump's quote unquote, harmful 1776 commission. So instead, he's just gone to reflect these 16 19 bullcrap promoted by The New York Times.


America's evil America is terrible. All this is in the name of healing. Guys, do you feel the healing? Can you feel the warmth? Can you feel it? So much healing happening right now. He's going to strengthen workplace discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which effectively means that the federal government is now going to be telling you that if you are a waiter at a if you are a waitress at a Hooters and you decide that you are a man tomorrow, you should remain a waitress at the Hooters.


So that's that's exciting stuff. Also. We are going to be freezing all last minute Trump administration regulatory actions and are going to formulate executive branch ethics doctrine because that's always worked. And it usually when when members of government, including the Trump administration, formulate ethics doctrines, they then follow through with them by completely ignoring them. So all of this is exciting stuff among the people who Biden will be appointing, also some of the best and the brightest. So, for example, Joe Biden has now selected as assistant health secretary Rachel Levine.


The only important thing about this human being is that this person is transgender. That's according to The Washington Post headline, This is true. Here is The Washington Post headline. Now, you might think yourself as assistant health secretary. Wouldn't you want, like, the accomplishment in the title, like, what did this person do to become assistant health secretary? Here's the title, Biden Select Transgender Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary. Well, I mean, I know that when I go to the doctor, the first thing I need is a person who believes that remember the wrong sex.


That's that's the first thing I look for. Rachel Levine, by the way, is a human being who shipped covid positive patients back into nursing homes as the secretary of Health and Human Services in Pennsylvania and then took this person's mother out of the nursing homes in order so that that person would not be infected and die. So that might be like the headline. Right. And if the media were doing their job, that would be like the top of the story.


Right. You know, that if Trump had appointed this person, that would be the top of the story. But because this person checks the intersexual box, well, magic. So here's the case. I'm Rachel Levine. Kohn's killed a bunch of people in nursing homes by shipping covid positive patients back into the nursing homes. Prose is a man who believes he is a woman. Strong case being made here, huge, huge stuff. So, listen, I understand all the people who are ready for the circus to end.


I understand all the people who are like, you know what? This last four years was crazy and wild and feels like a fever dream. I get it. Just understand that all of your peace and healing and unity in reality, it comes along with a bunch of really, really bad policy that is actually going to affect how you live in the United States on a daily basis, not just what irritating things people tweet about on Twitter. All right.


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